All our dishes are 100% vegan. All are gluten-free or can be ordered gluten-free unless otherwise specified. The few dishes on our menu that are gluten-free or contain allergens are prepared in a separate kitchen to avoid cross-contamination. Let the server know if you have any specific dietary restriction.
Served with cilantro and sweet & sour tamarind sauces
Samosas (3 pieces) | $5
Filled with Peas and Potatoes.
- Traditional (with gluten)
- Baked Organic Whole Wheat (with gluten)
- Gluten-Free ($6)
Dalvada (3 pieces) | $5
Mashed Lentil patties spiced with Onion, Garlic, Ginger and Green Chili.
Aloo Tikki (3 pieces) | $5
Peas and Potato Patties.
Mirch Pakora (3 pieces) | $5
Chickpea dipped Banana Paper stuffed with Potatoes and Tamarind.
Potato Vada | $5
Mashed Potato seasoned with Cilantro, Green Chili and Lemon, dipped in Chickpea flour.
Vegetable Cutlets (3 pieces) | $5
Mixed Vegetables and Potatoes.
Lilwa ni Kachori (3 pieces) | $5
Flour shell stuffed with mashed and spiced Indian Pigeon Peas.
Mixed Basket (9 pieces) | $12
Assorted mix of Samosas (gluten-free available), Aloo Tikki, Vegetable Cutlet, Mirch Pakora, Lilwa ni Kachori, Dalvada, Potato Vada.
Served with cashew or avocado dressing
Organic Salad | $10
Spinach, Tomato, Baby Arugula, Spring Mix, Chickpeas, Alfalfa and Bean Sprouts, Raisins and Tofu. Add a side of Raw Indian Hummus (extra charge: $3).
Kale Salad | $10
Fresh Organic Kale, Sliced Seasonal Fruits, Sliced Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Cranberries with Ginger and Himalayan Salt. Add a side of Raw Indian Hummus (extra charge: $3).
A tasty, comforting immune system boost
Yellow Lentil | $8
Made with Ginger, Garlic, Cumin, Tomato and Onion. Served with Basmati Rice. Substitute with Organic Brown Rice or Quinoa (extra charge: $2).
Vegetable Sambar | $8
Prepared with Carrots, Zucchini, Radish, Tomato, Eggplant and Curry Leaves. Served with Mini-Idli. Substitute with Organic Brown Rice or Quinoa (extra charge: $2).
Rasam Soup | $8
Hot and Sour Soup blended with Curry Leaves and Tomatoes. Served with Basmati Rice. Substitute with Organic Brown Rice or Quinoa (extra charge: $2).
Rice & Grains
Hearty and satisfying
Organic Brown Rice | $7
Seasoned with Cumin, Clove, Bay Leaves, Turmeric, Cinnamon and Sea Salt. Garnished with Raisins. Great source of fiber!
White Rice Biryani | $10
Seasoned with Cumin, Clove, Bay Leaves, Turmeric, Cinnamon and Sea Salt. Mixed with stir-fried Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Tomatoes.
Quinoa | $10
With Sea Salt and Clove, garnished with Peas and Carrots. Healthy rice substitute.
Organic Brown Rice Biryani | $12
Seasoned with Cumin, Clove, Bay Leaves, Turmeric, Cinnamon and Sea Salt. Mixed with stir-fried Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots and Tomatoes. Great source of fiber!
Quinoa Biryani | $12
With Sea Salt, mixed with stir-fried Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots and Tomatoes. Healthy rice substitute.
White Rice | $5
Basmati Rice, seasoned with Clove, Bay Leaves, Cinnamon and Sea Salt. Topped with Peas and Carrots.
Saffron Rice | $12
Basmati Rice, seasoned with Clove, Bay Leaves, Cinnamon and Sea Salt. Saffron contains many cancer-fighting nutrients.
South Indian Specialties
Dosa | $7
A thin golden crepe, served with Sambar and Coconut Chutney.
Medu Vada | $6
Lentil Donut Fritters served with Sambar and Chutney.
Masala Dosa | $8
A thin golden crepe stuffed with spiced Potato and Onion, served with Sambar and Coconut Chutney.
Idli | $6
Oil-free, steam-cooked cakes served with Sambar and Chutney.
Uttapam | $8
Lentil and Rice Pancake, served with Sambar and Coconut Chutney. Topped with combination of your choice of fresh garden vegetables: Cilantro, Onion, Bell Pepper, Carrot, Tomato, Green Peas, Thai Chili Pepper.
With Basmati Rice (substitute: Organic Brown Rice, Quinoa for $2 extra)
Chana Masala | $12
Sun-dried Chickpeas seasoned with Cumin and Fresh Onion, sauteed and topped with Tomato Gravy. A high-protein dish.
Baingan Bharta | $12
Clay oven fresh roasted Eggplant, sauteed with Onion, Green Peas, Tomato, Ginger and Garlic, perfectly blended with assorted Indian spices. A very popular dish.
Palak Paneer | $12
Fresh Organic Spinach and pan-seared vegan Cheese, seasoned with Cumin, Onion, Cinnamon, Cardamom, and Garam Masala spices. High in Iron.
Organic Tofu Tikka Masala | $12
Sauteed Smoked Vegan Cheese, Bell Pepper and Diced Onion, topped with stir-fried Organic Tofu. Bell Peppers are a good source of vitamin C and B6, and good for your hair and skin. (with gluten)
Dal Bunzara | $12
Fresh Moong Lentils, sautéed in Olive Oil with Cumin, Fresh Green Tomato and Onion. A popular Mom’s homemade Indian dish. Great source of protein and antioxidants.
Aloo Gobi | $12
Fresh Cauliflower and Potato, sautéed in Olive Oil and Indian spices. Topped with a savory Tomato Gravy. High in antioxidants.
Bhindi Masala | $12
Fresh Okra, blended with Onion and Tomato, seasoned with Indian spices. A great source of fiber and rich in minerals. A highly recommended vegetable dish.
Palak Dal | $12
An exotic blend of Yellow Lentils and Fresh Organic Spinach, seasoned with Ginger and Garlic. High in Protein and Iron.
Malai Kofta | $12
A Sweet Potato and Green Vegetable dumpling, topped with a delicious Cashew Gravy, garnished with Cardamom, Almond and Cashew. Most popular Arya Bhavan dish.
Paneer Makani | $12
Organic Tofu sauteed in Olive Oil, seasoned with Indian Herbs and Spices, topped with a homemade Onion and Yellow Cashew Gravy, garnished with shredded Almonds.
Dal Makani | $12
Black Lentils, pan cooked with Tomato, Ginger and Garlic. Good source of protein.
Pau Bhaji | $12
Cauliflower, Eggplant, Potato, Onion, Garlic and Tomato. Garnished with Lemon, Onion and Cilantro.
Prepared below 118 degrees to preserve all nutrients
Indian Taco | $12
Crunchy cabbage leaf stuffed with a mix of bell peppers, onions, Indian spices and other vegetables. Served with vegan sour cream. A delicious fusion dish by Chef Kirti.
Indian Hummus | $10
Raw hummus flavored with Indian spices. Served with raw, gluten-free vegetable chips (made by us).
Raw Pizza | $12
Raw crust of sunflower seeds, cauliflower and nuts, topped with homemade tomato sauce, jalapeño and mixed vegetables.
All made vegan
Tandoori Roti | $4
Whole Wheat clay-oven baked round flat-bread. (with gluten)
Gluten-Free Bread | $5
Naan | $4
Unbleached clay-oven baked flat-bread topped with cilantro. Flavor choices: Plain, Garlic, Onion, or Coconut Butter. (with gluten)
Chapati | $2
Whole Wheat hand-made soft bread. (with gluten)
Naturally sweetened, with no refined sugars
Tiramisu | $10
Our newest addition, already a fan favorite! Four-layer tiramisu cake: vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free…absolutely delicious and with an Indian twist, of course!
Raw Organic Cake | $7
Options: Vegan Cheese Cake, Mango, or Strawberry. No processed ingredients, no added sugar. (with gluten)
Chocolate Truffles | $5
Cacao and Coconut balls naturally sweetened with Dates, with a secret Indian twist! Raw Dish. Cacao keeps the heart healthy!
Coconut Macaroons | $5
Coconut and Almond balls naturally sweetened with Dates, with a secret Indian twist! Raw Dish.
Carrot Halva | $5
Grated Carrots, Soy Milk and blend of healthy sweeteners.
Lemon Bar | $7
Zesty, creamy dessert bar. Raw Dish.
Ice Cream | $4
Soy-free. Raw. Flavors: Avocado, Chocolate-Mint, Mango, Strawberry. All with an Indian twist!
Alcoholic & non-alcoholic options
Juices | $6
Smoothies | $6
Flavors: Mango, Green, or Strawberry-Banana.
Mango Lassi | $6
Indian vegan yogurt drink.
Young Coconut Water | $5
Bottled Water | $2
*NEW* Immunity Drink (Hot) | $5
Powerful detoxifying, anti-inflammatory drink containing 8 different Ayurvedic spices plus lemon, fresh mint and a dash of honey.
Hot Tea | $2.75
Masala Ginger Chai tea with choice of Almond or Soy Milk.
Coffee | $2.50
With or without milk (almond or soy).
Indian Lager Beers
- Flying Horse (22 oz. bottle) | $9
- Taj Mahal (22 oz. bottle) | $9
- Maharaja (11 oz. bottle) | $5
- House Red (glass/bottle) | $6.50/$25
- House White (glass/bottle) | $6.50/$25
BYOB Ok. $3/person corkage fee
Chef Kirti’s Ayurvedic Spice Mixes
Available for purchase at the restaurant
Masala Tea Mix | $10
Indian spice mix to make Arya Bhavan’s Masala Ginger tea (makes about 35 cups)
Immunity Ayurvedic Mix | $10
Mix containing 8 Ayurvedic spices with strong detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Used to make Arya Bhavan’s Immunity Drink (hot). Comes with recipe to make the drink (makes 35-40 cups).
Indian All Spice Mix | $10
Sprinkle it on salads, fruit, vegetables, lentils, beans, hummus, vegan burgers, soups, and smoothies for added flavor! (5 oz. ca.)
Sambar Masala Mix | $10
Spice mix for Sambar soups (5 oz. ca.)
Chana Malasa Mix | $10
Spice mix for the Chana Masala dish (5 oz. ca.)
Pau Bhaji Mix | $10
Spice mix for Arya Bhavan’s Pau Bhaji dish (5 oz. ca.)
Dine In Hours
DINE-IN CLOSED FOR NOW
Mon: 6:00 - 9:30pm
Wed-Fri: 5:00 - 9:30pm
Sat-Sun: 12:00 - 9:30pm
VEGAN BUFFET: TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Saturday Only | 12:00 - 6:00pm
After 6:00pm | a la carte menu
Delivery & Takeout Hours
Mon & Wed-Fri: 5:00 - 9:00pm
Sat-Sun: 12:00 - 9:00pm
North: Evanston & Skokie ($35 min. for Skokie)
West: Cicero Avenue ($20 min.)
South: Armitage Avenue ($20 min.)
East: Lake Michigan ($20 min.)
Established in 1998, Arya Bhavan is one of the top vegan and gluten-free restaurants in Chicago, also offering a growing selection of raw dishes.
Our menu has been designed for health-conscious Chicagoans who want to enjoy authentic Indian and fusion cuisine without having to sacrifice the desire (and need) for healthy vegan, gluten-free, and raw food.
Our dishes are made with healthy ingredients and feature a careful balance of necessary nutrients for mind/body wellness.
2508 West Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659